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What is the opposite of great?

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Adjective
Opposite of large in scale or size
“A small company with only a few products has grown to become a giant in the industry.”
Adjective
Opposite of large in quantity
“He was out of luck and left with a minimal sum of cash.”
Adjective
Opposite of impressive or striking
“The mud hut was an unimpressive example in housebuilding.”
Adjective
Opposite of recognized for one's power, talents or achievements
“The class focused on the lesser-known inconspicuous religious leaders of the last century.”
Adjective
Opposite of of significant importance or consequence
“It was an insignificant decision with trivial repercussions.”
Adjective
(often followed by 'at') Opposite of skilful or adroit
“He had never been athletically gifted and remained incompetent at sports.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite of very good
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“The food at the cafe was awful.”
Adjective
Opposite of possessing enthusiasm or passion
“I'm an unenthusiastic cynic of Kanye West's music.”
Adjective
Opposite of having, or characterized by, a generous nature
“The narcissist was known for his selfish acts of self-aggrandizement.”
Adjective
Opposite of belonging to, or characteristic of, the aristocracy
“Oligarchies are established through these alliances and society is divided between patrician rulers and plebeian slaves.”
Adjective
Opposite of lasting or extending for a great period of time
“It has only been a brief while since we last met.”
Adjective
(informal, intensifier) Opposite of extreme or absolute in degree
“It was a disappointing and sub-standard performance by the tennis player.”
Adjective
Opposite of very good in standard or quality
Adjective
Opposite of noble, venerable, majestic, or awe-inspiring
Adjective
Opposite of superseding others in importance or status
“In a result that shocked everyone, the third-seeded player was knocked out by the lowest seed in the competition.”
Adjective
Opposite of existing in large amounts or numbers
Adjective
Opposite of famous or widely praised
Adjective
Opposite of without limits in extent, size, or quantity
Adjective
Opposite of eagerly wishing or wanting of something or someone
Adjective
Opposite of deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
“This story is sordid and shameful, and everyone who was involved in producing it should be ashamed of themselves.”
Adjective
Opposite of pleasing to the mind or senses
Noun
Opposite of a person of major significance
“He had achieved nothing and was a nobody in his industry.”
Adverb
Opposite of in a very satisfactory manner
“These blunt scissors work rather badly for hairdressing.”
Interjection
Opposite of expression of gladness and content
“Oh, come on! Give me a break.”
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